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GREGORY ALFRED ANTUNANO


is honored on Panel 3W, Line 114 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Never forget

    Posted on 11/12/17 - by Linda Bayless linclar@yahoo.com
    Gregory,
    I will never forget you coming to my house for the first time. You had gotten my address from my friend Darlene. I wasn’t home and my Mom could,not wait to tell me that a handsome young man came to see me! She was so excited. The news from your Mom that you were MIA was so devastating. I still have the memory of you. I will keep your memory alive always. Thank you for your service. You are still missed everyday.
    Love you Forever,
    Linda (Gutierrrez) Bayless
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  • Forever Grateful

    Posted on 9/14/17 - by Victoria Tambunga Garcia
    I have a father who served in Vietnam. I will be forever grateful to the men and women who gave their lives, that is a debt we can never repay. God Bless
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  • Honoring you today and everyday

    Posted on 5/30/17 - by Gregory J Antunano gantunano@yahoo.com
    Uncle Greg, it is Memorial Day 2017. Grandma never gave up hope that one day you would be brought home. When she passed in 2001 my dad stepped in and does everything he can do to get you home. Our family will not rest until we have some type of closure. I never got to meet you but you live in my heart and my families. My son was just born 1 month ago and he will grow up hearing about you and will follow in grandmas, dad and I'd foot steps to get you home. Not a single day goes by that I don't think of you. It is a true honor to be named after you.

    Love always, your nephew Greg.
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  • Remembered

    Posted on 9/18/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR SERGEANT ANTUNANO,
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS AN ARMY GRUNT. I REALLY HOPE YOU ARE FOUND.
    PLEASE COME HOME
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  • Final Mission of SGT Gregory A. Antunano

    Posted on 12/15/14 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    The 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry was part of the 12th Aviation Group during its service in Vietnam. It was responsible for air cavalry support in the western part of III Corps Tactical Zone. In late 1970 it was placed under the operational control of the 1st Cavalry Division to form a highly successful ad hoc air cavalry brigade. On July 24, 1971, pilot WO1 Timothy G. Wiltrout, observer SGT Gregory A. Antunano, and door gunner SP4 Randall D. Dalton were crew members on an OH-6A "Loach" observation helicopter (serial #17-257) which was shot down by enemy fire while on a reconnaissance mission in Cambodia. The aircraft went down about 5 miles inside Cambodia, in Kracheh Province, just a few miles southeast of the city of Snuol. When rescuers arrived at the crash site, they found the pilot outside the downed aircraft. He suffered a broken leg in the incident, but was otherwise unhurt. The other two crew members were still strapped in their seats inside the wreckage. Both were taken out of the helicopter and at that time, SP4 Dalton was still alive. SGT Antunano was believed to be dead. A short time later, SP4 Dalton stopped breathing. Efforts to revive him were unsuccessful. The medic checked both Dalton and Antunano several times, and told other rescuers that they were dead. As enemy soldiers began moving into the area, search and rescue aircraft evacuated the rescue team and Wiltrout, the pilot. Because of enemy presence, no attempt was made to extract the two bodies. They were left lying near the downed helicopter. The following day, several SAR aircraft returned to the location in an attempt to recover Antunano and Dalton, but noted that the aircraft had been stripped and moved several feet. Personal effects of the crew, such as their helmets, weapons and the aircraft radio had also been removed. SGT Antunano and SP4 Dalton's bodies were gone. A search of the area from the air did not reveal fresh graves or any sign of the two men. In July 2011, the remains of SP4 Randall D. Dalton were returned and positively identified. [Taken from pownetwork.org]
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The Wall of Faces

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